siddarth jain

Northwestern University · Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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I am a Computer Science Ph.D. candidate in the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. I am interested in the application of artificial intelligence, computer vision and machine learning methods to benefit human-centered robotics and assistive technologies. I am working with Prof. Brenna Argall in the assistive & rehabilitation robotics laboratory at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (RIC). My current research involves designing and investigating semi-autonomy behaviors and adaptive assistance in shared control to facilitate operation of assistive machines for users with unique needs and preferences.


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Publications

Human-in-the-Loop Optimization of Shared Autonomy in Assistive Robotics [ pdf ] [ bib ]
Deepak Gopinath, Siddarth Jain and Brenna Argall
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 247-254, 2017
Shared Control | Assistive robotic arm | User-driven customization

Robot Learning to Switch Control Modes for Assistive Teleoperation [ pdf ] [ bib ]
Siddarth Jain and Brenna Argall
RSS Workshop on Planning for Human-Robot Interaction: Shared Autonomy and Collaborative Robotics, 2016
Assistive robotic arm | Mode Switching assistance | Low-dimensional interfaces | Machine Learning

Grasp Detection for Assistive Robotic Manipulation [ pdf ] [ bib ]
Siddarth Jain and Brenna Argall
In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2016
Robotic grasps | Grasping | Geometric approach | Shape Primitives | Grasp dataset | Assistive robotic arm | Point Clouds

Assistive Robotic Manipulation through Shared Autonomy and a Body-Machine Interface [ pdf ] [ bib ]
Siddarth Jain, Ali Farshchiansadegh, Alexander Broad, Farnaz Abdollahi, Ferdinando Mussa-Ivaldi, Brenna Argall
In Proceedings of the 14th IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), 2015
Shared Control | Body-Machine interface | Assistive robotic arm | Path Planning | Rehabilitation robotics

Automated and Objective Assessment of Surgical Training: Detection of Procedural Steps on Videotaped Performances
Siddarth Jain, Katherine A Barsness, Brenna Argall [ pdf ] [ bib ]
In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA), 2015
Surgical assessment | Tracheoesophageal fistula repair | Skill evaluation | Medical image processing

Towards Validated Surgical Skills Assessment: Automated monitoring of Tracheoesophageal Fistula Repair (oral abstract)
Siddarth Jain, Katherine A Barsness, Ellie O'Brien, Brenna D Argall
International Pediatric Endosurgery Group 24th Annual Congress for Endosurgery in Children (IPEG), 2015

Automated Perception of Safe Docking Locations with Alignment Information for Assistive Wheelchairs [ pdf ] [ bib ]
Siddarth Jain and Brenna Argall
In Proceedings of the 27th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2014
Assistive Robotics | Wheelchairs | Robot docking | Docking structures | Docking detection | Point Clouds | Computer Vision

Teaching

EECS 469 / ME 495: Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence for Robotics [ course page ]
Northwestern University, T.A., Fall 2016
Instructor for four lectures (Bayesian filters, Topics in ML and AI)
Evaluated reports, code assignments, projects and final exam papers

EECS 495: Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence for Robotics [ course page ]
Northwestern University, T.A., Fall 2014
Instructor for machine learning lecture (Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms)
Evaluated reports, code assignments, projects and final exam papers



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